If you have suffered an avoidable injury as a result of negligent care by a medical practitioner in the Fareham area, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Medical negligence could occur if a medical practitioner allows their standards to fall below what is expected of them which causes a new injury, an unnecessary illness or worsening of a current condition. If you have suffered harm due to medical negligence in Fareham and are wondering where to start your search for Fareham medical negligence solicitors we may have a solution for you. We could also show why you do not need to claim with medical negligence solicitors in Fareham.
So that you are able to understand medical negligence a bit better, we have made this simple guide to provide you with some useful information.
You may have suffered from medical negligence if harm has been inflicted upon you as a result of a negligent mistake made by a medical professional. Some examples are cases where the duty of care by a medical expert has been breached causing a new injury or illness, or heightened an existing one. If these instances happen, the victim usually has a medical negligence claims time limit of 3 years to begin their case. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Please contact a member of our team for more information.
If you feel that you may have been a victim of medical negligence by a GP, dentist, midwife, consultant, surgeon or any other medical physician and it has caused avoidable harm then you may be entitled to compensation. Whether this was NHS negligence or private healthcare negligence, you may need to speak to a personal injury lawyer to discuss where you stand. We are not based in Fareham but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Fareham area.
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- Child Or Maternal Birth Injuries
- Surgical Negligence And Avoidable Errors
- Care Home Negligence
- Hospital Infections, Diagnostic Delays And Negligence
- Misdiagnosed Or Delayed Cancer Treatment
- General Practice Medical Negligence
- Dental Negligence Examples
- NHS Foundation Trust Medical Negligence Statistics For Fareham Area
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Once you have decided to start the ball rolling with your personal injury claim, you will want to select a suitable medical negligence solicitor to represent you during your compensation claim. There are a magnitude of personal injury solicitor teams across the country and so there are a variety to choose from, picking a solicitor that is an expert in medical negligence could help to maximise the amount of compensation you might be owed.
We suggest that you take these factors into consideration when you begin your search for a medical negligence solicitor:
- Funding: What types of funding are available to you? How will your claim be settled? Do they offer a no win no fee option?
- Experience: How experienced is your chosen personal injury lawyer? Do they specialise in certain areas? Is their experience relevant to your type of claim?
- Location: Where should you look for a medical negligence solicitor? Are those available to you in your local area the right choice? Could you find an alternative solution elsewhere?
You may want to contact a member of team to discuss these factors in more detail.
There is no legal requirement when making a claim for compensation that says you cannot use a medical negligence solicitor based elsewhere in the UK. Modern technology has enabled many solicitors to use email and the telephone as their main form of communication meaning that you can be in contact with your solicitor as often as possible.
With this in mind, instead of searching the web for ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ you may want to review your options and consider looking for an alternative in a different location. You are not restricted to clinical negligence solicitors in Fareham, Hampshire our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors cover the Fareham area and can provide you with impartial advice about your claim for medical negligence.
To aid the progression of your compensation claim, you will need to undergo a medical exam to assess your injury or illness in question. There’s no need to panic about this, the medical exam is simply there to provide your personal injury claim with the relevant evidence. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will then assess these details and calculate the amount of damages you may receive.
The medical assessment could be provided by an impartial medical expert in your area. The report made by the expert will comment on the injuries you sustained as a result of the negligence and will play a vital role in your claim.
To put your mind at ease, we have provided the details of some local physicians who may be able to conduct your examination:
Fareham Enterprise Centre,
Imperial Medical Ltd,
The Natural Therapy Centre,
2 Spur Road,
Ana Quintano Ruiz
Please note that you medical exam could take place outside of the physicians and places listed. Contact our advisors for more information regarding your medical assessment.
With so many different options online it’s important to make the right decision with your compensation claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors value your need to read reviews as much as the reviews are left by existing clients to benefit other claimants. You may want to consider reviews of clinical negligence solicitors in Fareham, Hampshire, and also reviews of solicitors who cover the Hampshire area.
Although you should place some levels of trust in online reviews, we would advise for you to talk to our legal experts using our contact information at the bottom of this guide, they can provide you with some extra information that may have been left out of medical negligence solicitor reviews. You can also consider when comparing representatives; the experience held, their success rate and how satisfied previous claimants were with the treatment of their case by the medical negligence solicitor.
Of course, these are just the basics. You may want to consider other factors alongside these to ensure you are provided with the right service. In any case, please do not hesitate to contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for free advice and to discuss additional details about your personal injury claim.
You may be reading this guide if you have suffered from hospital negligence at Portsmouth hospitals or fallen victim to Fareham medical negligence. If you were subject to hospital negligence within the 3 year medical negligence claims time limit and you suffered harm call our advisors for further information. To make a valid claim for medical negligence you must have had substandard care issued by a medical professional which has resulted in injury/illness or further harm to a your health or well-being.
Some examples of this could include:
- ‘Never Events’: Incidents which should never occur to a patient in healthcare, including wrong-site surgeries or foreign objects accidentally left inside a patient.
- Incorrect diagnosis: Circumstances whereby as a patient you may have been negligently misdiagnosed, undiagnosed or misadvised of your condition which has resulted in the wrong treatment of your injury/illness.
- Wrongful death: This is an instance in which a death occurs under the negligent conduct of another person. Under the Fatal Accidents Act of 1976 you are entitled to pursue a claim for wrongful death.
Childbirth is both an emotional and exciting time and here in the UK we have one of the best health care services across the world. Doctors, midwifes, pediatricians are specially trained to deal with childbirth, including those that are complex in nature. With this being said, unfortunately, there are times where a mother and baby are caused avoidable harm due to the negligence of a medical professional.
Types of injuries that could occur as a result of medical negligence are as follows;
- Cerebral Palsy
- Paralysis or part paralysis
- Retained placenta
There are several other ways in which you could have suffered medical negligence during childbirth in the Fareham area and should you wish to discuss your case to see if you have a valid claim, please contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for free, impartial advice.
All surgeries come with risks, whether they are elective, in an emergency or for cosmetic purposes, however, when surgical complications and errors occur due to a lower standard of care by a medical practitioner, a patient may have been caused unnecessary harm and left with permanent disfigurement or scarring. If you are concerned about an injury that you have received and are unsure if you can make a claim, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Fareham area to provide you with advice.
In exceptional cases, the negligent care of medical practitioners or other care home staff can contribute to the suffering and/or pain of your elderly relative residing in a nursing home. Some common types of care home negligence can include:
- Serious abuse and neglect.
- Catheterisation mistake.
- Dehydration due to negligent care causing adverse effects on a residents heath.
- The administering of incorrect medication, causing a resident to unnecessarily suffer.
- Negligent misdiagnosis which causes current conditions to worsen.
- Incorrect transportation of patients causing unnecessary injuries.
More types of care home negligence can be found here. If you are worried about the health or well-being of a loved one, and think that you have a valid claim for medical negligence in a care home contact our team below.
Hospital negligence could occur if medical staff breach their care of duty they owe to their patients and this breach causes the patient to suffer unnecessarily. All medical practitioners are obligated by rules and regulations a long with legislation that they must adhere to, to keep their patients as safe and as healthy as possible wherever possible. In order to make a claim for hospital negligence a personal injury lawyer who specialises in medical negligence will want to prove that the medical practitioner who caused the harm was negligent and if such negligence had not been present then the suffering would not have happened.
Finding out that you have cancer is maybe one of the most devastating things that you could hear and you place all your trust and hope into your doctor and specialist to provide you with the correct and timely treatment in hope of the best chances of recovery and survival. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis, late diagnosis or delay in treatment could have tragic or life altering effects. All medical professionals are held to a code of conduct and owe a duty of care to each of their patients and if during the various stages of cancer, either for yourself or a somebody close to you, you feel that you were treated with negligence or the care dispensed to you was below reasonable standards then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation if you suffered because of this. Further examples of medical negligence in cancer treatment can be found here.
If a general practice medical professional fails to correctly refer a patient for specialist treatment when they would have been expected to do so or prescribes the wrong type of medication, further injury or illness may occur. If you were a victim of GP negligence in the past three years or you may have queries as to what can be regarded as GP medical negligence, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to discuss this further with you.
You may have suffered from dental negligence during one of your routine check-ups with a dental practitioner, dental nurse or other form of dental professional. If this has resulted in an otherwise unavoidable injury, or an illness that was otherwise preventable then it may be considered as dental negligence.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY||NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED||NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS||CNST DAMAGES PAID|
|Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust||17||0||£382,468|
|Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||42||5||£4,339,392|
The term ‘No win no fee’ tends to be thrown about a lot when discussing compensation claims, but what does it mean exactly? A no win no fee agreement (or ‘conditional fee agreement’) is made between yourself and the solicitor of your choice. The most important part of a no win no fee agreement means that if you case is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay any legal fees to the medical negligence solicitor acting on your behalf. The only fees you will pay to your solicitor if your claim is successful will be deducted out of your damages award at the end of the case.
We are not based in Fareham but our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Fareham area and provide you with a no win no fee agreement.
Below you will find details of hospitals and clinics in the Fareham area.
- NHS Fareham & Gosport C C G
- Fareham Community Hospital
- Ravenswood House Hospital
Private healthcare facilities
- Uplands Hospital
- Southdowns Private Healthcare
- Priory Knightsbridge House
We are not based in Fareham but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Fareham area and are always available to provide you with impartial advice. Remember, you do not have to claim compensation with medical negligence solicitors in Fareham.
If you are still unsure as to whether you have a valid claim to make for medical negligence, why not take a look at the links below. This will provide you with additional information about your personal injury claim and medical negligence solicitors.
Fareham Community Hospital
Medical Negligence Calculator Explained
An explanation of the financial side of compensation claims.
Hospital MRSA Claims
How much could you claim for MRSA?
Adult Social Care Fareham
Helping you find the right information.
Edited by Charlotte.